Emirates Old Trafford's internationals for summer 2022 have today been announced.
- Emirates Old Trafford to host first India Vitality IT20 on Friday 1 July
- The venue will also host England and South Africa in a Royal London ODI on Friday 22 July
- Vitality Blast Finals Day to be staged at Edgbaston on Saturday 16 July
The home of Lancashire Cricket will host the first Vitality IT20 between England and India on Friday 1 July, before South Africa arrive for the second match of the Royal London ODI series on Friday 22 July.
In news for Lancashire Lightning, Vitality Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston has also been brought forward from its usual September slot and will now take place on Saturday 16 July.
England Men will begin their 2022 home summer with a three-match LV= Insurance Test Series against world champions New Zealand.
Joe Root’s Test team begin their series against the Black Caps at Lord’s on Thursday 2 June before the series heads to Trent Bridge (10-14 June) and Emerald Headingley (23-27 June).
England Men then will play all of their home white-ball matches in July.
A three-match Vitality IT20 Series against India will begin at Emirates Old Trafford on 1 July before matches at Trent Bridge (3 July) and The Ageas Bowl (6 July). A three-match Royal London Series follows with matches at Edgbaston (9 July), the Kia Oval (12 July) and Lord’s (14 July).
South Africa’s tour will begin with a three-match Royal London Series in the north of England. The series will be staged at Emirates Riverside (19 July), Emirates Old Trafford (22 July) and Emerald Headingley (24 July).
England will then meet the Proteas in a three-match Vitality IT20 Series at Bristol (27 July), Sophia Gardens (28 July) and The Ageas Bowl (31 July).
A three-Test LV= Insurance Test Series against South Africa will conclude the men’s international summer. Lord’s will host the first LV= Insurance Test (17-21 August) before the series moves to Edgbaston (25-29 August) and The Kia Oval (8-12 September).
ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison, said: “It has been a scintillating summer of cricket and so good to see crowds back packing out venues later this summer. For next summer, I am pleased to be able to confirm three high-quality men’s international touring teams for 2022, starting with a three-Test LV= Insurance Series against World Test Champions New Zealand.
“We also look forward to India returning for two white-ball series before we host South Africa for what promises to be hard-fought series across three formats, including three LV= Insurance Test Matches.”
The ECB remains in discussions with key stakeholders regarding the 2022 England Women’s home schedule and the overall structure of the men’s and women’s domestic seasons.
2022 England Men’s home schedule
England Men's LV= Insurance Test Series against New Zealand:
1st LV= Insurance Test, Lord’s – 2-6 June
2nd LV= Insurance Test, Trent Bridge – 10-14 June
3rd LV= Insurance Test, Emerald Headingley – 23-27 June
England Men’s Series against India:
1st Vitality IT20, Emirates Old Trafford – Friday, 1 July
2nd Vitality IT20, Trent Bridge – Sunday, 3 July
3rd Vitality IT20, The Ageas Bowl – Wednesday, 6 July
1st Royal London ODI, Edgbaston – Saturday, 9 July
2nd Royal London ODI, Kia Oval – Tuesday, 12 July
3rd Royal London ODI, Lord’s – Thursday, 14 July
England Men’s Series against South Africa
1st Royal London ODI, Emirates Riverside – Tuesday, 19 July
2nd Royal London ODI, Emirates Old Trafford – Friday, 22 July
3rd Royal London ODI, Emerald Headingley – Sunday, 24 July
1st Vitality IT20, Bristol – Wednesday, 27 July
2nd Vitality IT20, Sophia Gardens – Thursday, 28 July
3rd Vitality IT20, The Ageas Bowl – Sunday, 31 July
1st LV= Insurance Test, Lord’s – 17-21 August
2nd LV= Insurance Test, Edgbaston – 25-29 August
3rd LV= Insurance Test, Kia Oval – 8-12 September